Our Lovely buck, BJ PCF winning Grand Champion Colored Angora under Judge Dr. Fred Speck at the New York Sheep and Wool Festival in 2021
Wallis Fine Jenny samples the apple tree
Catawampus Farm is in central Maine, as you approach the western hills. We have a small flock of white and naturally colored angora goats and heritage Jacob sheep, with a few romney ewes (because, well, romney is lovely and was my very first raw fleece mad crush) and high percentage cormo sheep in white and natural colors. We offer our mohair and wool in soft yarn blends, roving, batts and locks. Our roving is processed right here on our farm andour yarns are spun at a local mills, helping to preserve the textile industry and cottage industry in northern New England.
We also carry carefully selected wools from other small family farms in Maine, offering hand spinners premium “farm fresh” fibers. All spinning fleeces and fibers are handpicked from other Maine family farms for clean, soft and spinnable fiber. Our own mohair and wool is sorted before and after washing for minimal vegetable matter. Our goats and sheep do live active, happy lives. If you find a little native Maine vegetable matter in our locks, we hope this will make you smile and picture our happy critters, knee deep in clover.
In 2023, we finally fullfilled a our goal of having a small fiber mill on the farm. We offer processing from raw fleece to carded roving, batts and core spun rug yarn. Our equipment is from Belfast Mini-Mills and sized to process small flocks. We do not offer spinning to yarn, but are happy to refer you to other mills in the region if you are looking to have yarn spun from your fleece.